Monday, August 7, 2017

Cards, cards, and more cards part two

So I found more prestamped images. They are neverending I tell you. I still have more along with some random die cuts. Does anyone else have this problem?

I really love the way this group came together before:


When I saw the superwoman I knew right way that I wanted to pop her up on these little spring tings that I have had for a while...cause again bashing my stash. Mind you since I just cleaned and put them somewhere safe it took me hours and hours to find them.

 Worth it!

This adorable little image is a digi stamp from Mo I am not sure if she still makes stamps or not but her stuff is great. She has layers and is printed on copy paper, cause I was testing my copics but I loved how it turned otu so I made it into a card anyway.

This one is not colored with Copics but stamped and layered I saw a card that Karen Pedersen did and just had to make it. So I made the star and never the card so now I came up with my own thing.

Sorry this one is sideways I have turned it a few times and it keeps flipping back.

I made this one with the one woody stamp that I still have from SU. I played along with a sketch from Sketch N Scrap from when they had a online crop recently. I also used some nest-abilities dies as well as that cute Hello die from  CTMH. Used up some more embellishments on the cards too.

Apparently I did not take a finished photo of the car alone. You can see that one below.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Cards cards and more cards

Hello friends I hope you have been good. I have been having a blast this summer graduations, family reunions, traveling, camping...ELOPING.

It has been great. I also have Fridays of in the summer time. I have been playing with my Cricut Air 2...talk about fun! I discovered Vinyl and making shirts.


Wow my scrapbooking has suffered a little and I will show you some more of my vinyl projects soon but today I thought I would talk about cards and scraps and putting it all together.

I have been cleaning organizing my studio and ran across tons of prestamped images that I would "make into cards later"  Let me just say right now these are old! I would say they are from about 7-8 years ago. They also have already been colored. I dug through my paper scraps (yay me) I pulled out stuff I thought would match and started putting cards together.
 

Do you see all of the embellishments on this card? Yep that is because I am using them now that I have them sorted by color! I also pulled out some dies and used my big shot for the oval as well as the dots on the green paper.


 Next up some brads...and again old card stock scraps.

I have had this prestamped image the longest. I think it is from A-muse. Again more old embelishments.

This girl always made me laugh so hard. I also had some sentiments stamped with it. I had no way of using it so I just cut it apart and made up my own random little flower. I also used a die that is fringe for grass here.

 More old stuff ribbon and that bling spray.

Now I am bulding up my card stash as I get rid of my paper and embellishment stash.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Organize me please!!!

That is what my studio has been screaming at me for a good long time. I have been slowly going through my stash. I joined a Facebook page all about bashing your stash, honestly I should be bashing more of it but it is going better than it did last year so that is something right?

I have went through my paper and organized it by color and the pattern paper by manufacturer. I was being bothered that red isn't' always red but now that I have them sorted by company typically red is red.

I broke down all my Pocket Scrapbook cards by color...and then discovered that even though I love the rainbow it did not work for me here! See above statement about red not being red. I then moved all the cards back into sets and boy did I feel better.

My stamps are pretty good too grouped by type, sentiment, birthday, outdoors, fall, summer, food...you get it.

Embellishments....ahhhhhhhh the horror!!!! They are in this drawer.

 Others are in this bin

The ribbon, they are ok and the buttons...does anyone still use buttons? I shall try as I bash my stash to make this a thing.

 You know what I never use hardly any of it! My work lacks the pazaz that embellishments bring. I even have brads and eyelets tons of them in every color. Because that is what a paper crafter needs everything in every color!!

So I decided to sort...everything by color. Then maybe I would use it up instead of only using it with the paper pack it goes with. The sorting took hours I have a lot more stuff than I thought. hahha ok ok just kidding I know I have a lot of stuff.

Let me tell you how awesome it was to get rid of all that packaging! So much and now I have a beautiful set of embellishments that I can...and HAVE been using.

Woodies

Pewter and Gold

 Black, White, Silver

 I found these next bins at Hoby Lobby and just love the room that I have. They stack on top of each other.

Red - look at all of those goodies. I also sorted brads and that is what is in the little round tub.

 Orange

 Yellow - that flower in the middle was bugging me so I have since moved that to the green bin.

 Pink - this one is extra deep I have a lot of pink stuff.

Green

 Brown

 Purple...I need more purple in my life.

 Blue - I also have a ton of this so this one is also deep.

 Here they all are together. Let me tell you that this has helped SO much I have been actually using this stuff up. Things that I have had for years and years and years! I must confess I did ditch the eyelets. I kept the brads though and have used them.

How do you store your things? 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Week 7 pocket pages lots of love

Week 7 was a lot of fun! It was valentines Day....awww I love a day of love. I got to see my dad, I got my hair highlighted, it has been years! My fiance`s daughter moved out of state last year and she called me a few weeks ago to surprise him so we have that here as well. Week 7 was fun fun fun and full of LOVE. Since it was so eventful I used two pages this week to tell all of the stories I wanted to share. 


Oh and do you see that weather photo? 60 degrees in February is unheard of here in the midwest!!! that is for sure newsworthy. Don't you fret winter came back in full swing. I am so thankful it is now spring as that is probably my favorite season. Everything is new and fresh. 




Saturday, April 1, 2017

Winky Face

Sometimes things just come together the right way. When I first got this cute paper I was trying to figure out what I wanted to use it for and then I remembered these photos of my little one learning how to wink. I couldn't believe how perfect it was since the paper even has winks on it! 

I decided to do this style that I have seen many times before it is actually perfect for paper scraps or if you have a lot of 6 x 6 pads of paper around.

I made the embellishments with the Artistry CTMH cartridge and added some quick journaling strips.


I like to do these journaling strips.


Here is a close up of my film strip and my little flags



Supplies from CTMH unless otherwise noted:
Cardstock: Black, White Daisy
Pattern Paper -  Some Kinda Wonderful
Cartridge - Artistry

Monday, March 27, 2017

Pocket Scrapbooking Week 6

This week was a slow week we had the Superbowl (how about that game?) at my moms, some cute grandson photo ops and oh...we bought a new car! So even though it was an exciting week I didn't have a lot of photos so I used this cute alternative size page protector. Something fun, something different and I used some more of those sport theme cards.


Monday, March 20, 2017

Pocket Scrapbooking Week 5

Hello and welcome to week 5 of my life. I am very happy to be staying fairly current in my album so far. I have never made it past the first page when I have tried pocket scrapbooking in the past. Yay me. This week we didn't have to much day to day stuff going on but ended up going out for a pizza/game night and then another night met some friends for cards.

I lost by the way...I don't know how I am very good at spades.



I used cards that I had gotten up at Tuesday Morning a while back. They are actually sport them cards and I just cut them up and made them work.